An acquintance of mine told me today via email that I am SO strong when I told her how husbandface is going to be gone for three years. This is what I had to say in response, and I realized as I was typing it that it was worth sharing with the WORLD.
It's not about me being strong because I am, it's about me being strong because I HAVE to. You know how it is married to the USN. They didn't issue you in his sea bag and some commands are better than others, but you take what you can of his time, miss him like crazycakes when he's gone, pray for his safe return and rejoice when he's back again.